Jenna Fischer wears towel on ‘Kimmel’ after wardrobe malfunction

Call it a plot twist.

Actress Jenna Fischer appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Monday wearing a white towel and jeans after a zipper on the gown she was planning to wear broke before the show.

"You know, I am a Missouri girl, and the show must go on," Fischer told Kimmel, admitting she "waited too long" to start getting dressed for the interview and "panicked" after the wardrobe malfunction.

The 44-year-old star brought the purple dress she expected to wear on stage with her, showed it to the audience and placed it on the seat beside her.

She joked during the interview that she's "never been more comfortable."

"I am mentally a little freaking out that I'm on a talk show in a towel, but I'm physically very comfortable," she explained to Kimmel.

Fischer, who is known for her performance as Pam Beesly on "The Office," stopped by Kimmel to promote her new ABC sitcom, "Splitting Up Together," which centers on a divorcing couple that continues to live on the same property for the sake of their kids.

The new series, which airs an hour after "Roseanne," premiered Tuesday to nearly 7 million viewers.

Fischer recently revealed she'd be open to reprising her old role on "The Office" should the series ever be reprised, but made it clear she hadn't been approached amid rumors of a revival.

"I think the idea of an Office revival is a great idea," Fischer told The Hollywood Reporter in January. "I would be honored to come back in any way that I am able to."

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Cast member Jenna Fischer poses at a premiere for "The 15:17 to Paris" in Burbank, California, U.S., February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 26: Jenna Fischer visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 26, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Actress Jenna Fischer arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'The 15:17 To Paris' at Warner Bros. Studios on February 5, 2018 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 08: Jenna Fischer attends the Disney ABC Television Group Hosts TCA Winter Press Tour 2018 on January 8, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 - 'Splitting Up Together' Session - The cast and executive producers of 'Splitting Up Together' addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television's Winter Press Tour 2018. (Image Group LA via Getty Images) JENNA FISCHER
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Jenna Fischer attends ?Brad?s Status? premiere party hosted by Johnnie Walker at Bisha Hotel Toronto on September 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Leonard Adam/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Jenna Fischer attends the 'Brad's Status' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Winter Garden Theatre on September 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Actress Jenna Fischer attends the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Actress Jenna Fischer and director Lee Kirk attend the 'Geezer' premiere during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 20: Actress Jenna Fischer attends AOL Build to discuss her new show 'You, Me and the Apocolypse' at AOL Studios on January 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
Actress Jenna Fischer from the TV series "The Office" arrives at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (SAGAWARDS-ARRIVALS)

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